The midfielder was open with Bolton fans on the social network earlier today.
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Neill Danns is one of the more active members of the team on social media. He is often on Twitter interacting with fans and other players. Today however, he got into something of a debate with Bolton fans, albeit a fairly friendly one.
It stemmed from his criticism of a popular Bolton Wanderers blog:
lion of vienna suit is one of the worse sites i know for opinions , i wish that site had played at least a few games , just to explain— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
That saw some criticise him for his stance, and he responded in generally good spirits, although still stood his corner:
not at all my life is good and blessed I'm simply stating my opinions like you :-)— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
basically were all in this together and respect all the fans but this is just my opinion— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
He ended by insisting that the debate was friendly and that in no way was he offended by anything anyone had said to him, and also a plug for Bolton to push on for the rest of the season:
I'm just having a chat with the fans i don't take it personal honestly, just a good way to interact :-) lol— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
its a pleasant debate , please don't no one take it in the wrong way bwfc onwards and .........— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
onwards and ............... bwfc— neil danns (@dannzy1) March 4, 2015
It was, all in all, an excellent exercise from the Bolton midfielder. Football fans these days feel a massive disconnect to the modern footballer - with wages, foreign player influx and ticket prices all contributing to a widening chasm between fan and player.
So for Danns to go out of his way today to interact with Bolton fans was a good gesture and he was a big enough man to take the criticism that came his way on the chin.
Bolton drew 1-1 with Reading last night and are now reasonably safe from relegation, ten points clear of the increasingly poor Millwall.
But at least Bolton fans know that, no matter what, they and Danns are in this together.